Just Challenge which is a newly developed organisation is on a mission to change lives for good through sports. They have greatly accomplished their first challenge which happened in Indian Himalayas, raising a phenomenal amount of $2.75 million HKD for Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
‘Challenge Himalayas’ is an event that was created by Just Challenge and has brought together 100 people from around the world to trek 53KM with an ascending altitude of 2,700M, in aid of charity. Participants who joined in this challenge represented a wide range of nationalities, ages and organisations from around the world.
What They Say About Challenge Himalayas
Participants who joined in the challenge get to trek alongside with Kenton Cool, one of the world’s leading mountaineers, who has summited Mount Everest 12 times. After going through the challenge, Cool made a statement that it was a wonderful experience with great atmosphere and that he couldn’t wait for the next upcoming challenge.
Michael Vaughan, former England cricket captain, who is also a Laureus Ambassador, took part in the Challenge Himalayas. He said that he was inspired and that he can’t wait for the next challenge. He is also glad that everyone who participated in the challenge has helped raised so much money for Laureus. The money that was raised will then be passed on to Magic Bus which will definitely help make a vast difference in India.
Lucy Bennett-Baggs who is the Founder and CEO of Just Challenge made a statement saying that their first ever launched challenge was a massive victory and the amount raised for charity has exceeded more than what they had expected. She also said that they are now currently working with leading organisations in the world to deliver challenges and is exhilarated to deliver life changing experiences that not only help develop individuals, but also help to raise funds for those less fortunate.
Where the fund goes to?
Magic Bus is one of the largest poverty alleviation programmes in India that works with 400,000 children and 9,000 trained volunteer mentors across India.
Just Challenge will launch their next challenge that is open to the public in April 2018.
So, are you ready for the next challenge?